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VISTA 2015 programme announced

Germany, May 8, 2015: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the full programme of world class speakers for October’s VISTA 2015 conference, which will take place in Girona, Spain, covering the theme “securing the future of young para-athletes”. Each day during the conference, which will run between 7-10 October attracting an

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Americas Paralympic Committee launches search for athlete representative

Germany, Feb 24, 2015: With less than six months to go until August’s Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games in Canada, the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) has launched a search for candidates to act as athlete representative on its Executive Committee. National Paralympic Committees in the Americas have until 8 May 2015 to

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IPC and American College of Sports Medicine sign Partnership Agreement

Germany, Fed 4, 2015: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has extended its Partnership Agreement with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a leading organisation in the fields of sport medicine and the exercise sciences, for a further five-and-a-half years, taking it beyond the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Under the terms of

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Registration for VISTA 2015 in Girona, Spain, now open

Germany, Jan 19, 2015: Registration for October’s International Paralympic Committee (IPC) organised VISTA conference for scientists and experts in para-sport in Girona, Spain, is now open with organisers offering a special early bird discount for attendees. Scheduled for 7-10 October for the first time in Spain, the theme of the seventh VISTA

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IPC Governing Board approves first 16 sports to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Berlin, Germany, Oct 7, 2014: At a meeting in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday (7 October), the IPC Governing Board approved the first 16 sports for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme, including badminton which will make its Paralympic debut in six years’ time. The Board also deferred a final

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IPC/APC Co-ordination Commission delighted

Germany, May 9, 2014: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) have said they are delighted with preparations for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games after concluding the second Co-ordination Commission meeting with the organizing committee this week (6-8 May). During three days of meetings, attendees including APC President

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Sir Philip Craven, receives Légion d’Honneur

Germany, Mar 29, 2014: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has been appointed to the rank of Officer in the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur by French President Francois Hollande, the highest decoration a person can receive in France. The distinction recognises Sir Philip’s commitment to the IPC which

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Badminton, taekwondo move forward in application process

Germany, Mar 6, 2014: application process, The International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Governing Board has invited the sport of badminton and sport of taekwondo to advance to the second phase of the application process to become a part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games programme. For Taekwondo, only the Kyorugi discipline is being considered

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Agitos Foundation launches search for ChangeMakers

Germany, Feb 14, 2014: The Agitos Foundation has launched a call for organisations and people to come forward with stories about how para-sport has changed their lives or the societies in which they live, as part of a new initiative dubbed `ChangeMakers’. The campaign, which starts on Friday (14 February), is going

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IPC publishes Rio 2016 Qualification Guide and launches new website

Germany, Jan 23, 2014: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published the Qualification Guide for 18 of the 22 sports that will be contested at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games via a newly created microsite dedicated to the Games – www.paralympic.org/rio-2016 The Qualification Guide provides full details of how athletes and teams